The Wisconsin Partnership Program invites eligible faculty to submit a preliminary application for a New Investigator Program grant. Awards are up to $150,000 over two years.

Through this grant program, the Wisconsin Partnership Program supports early-career faculty to initiate innovative research and education projects to improve health, health care and health equity in Wisconsin. The Partnership Program’s Partnership Education and Research Committee (PERC) plans to fund up to four projects.

Preliminary applications are due Aug. 5, 2021.

A Principal Investigator is required and must be a UW School of Medicine and Public Health assistant professor with a salaried appointment of at least 50 percent. Tenure-track assistant professors must have a formal appointment start date on or after Aug. 1, 2017. Clinical health sciences (CHS) and clinician-teacher (CT) assistant professors must have a formal appointment start date on or after Aug. 1, 2015.

Eligible faculty in all UW School of Medicine and Public Health departments, including the basic sciences, are encouraged to apply.

The New Investigator Program supports projects that span the spectrum of basic, clinical, social/behavioral or population sciences. To date, this grant program has contributed to launching the careers of 72 School of Medicine and Public Health assistant professors through grants totaling $7.5 million.

For more information, including a description of past awards, and to review the request for proposals, visit the Wisconsin Partnership Program. If you have questions, contact Tonya Mathison, administrative manager, at 608-265-6688 or tonya.mathison@wisc.edu.